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Organizational Support as a Mediator of the Relation Between Parent Support and Teachers' Professional Identity: Evidence from China

Parent support and organizational support are of importance to the work of teachers. The questionnaire method was adopted in this study to explore the influence of parent support on the professional identity of primary and secondary school teachers and the mediating effect of organizational support between them. A total of 10,536 primary and secondary school teachers were selected from 19 regions in China. Through descriptive statistics, demographic variable difference, correlation and structural equation model (SEM) statistical analyses, the following findings were obtained: Firstly, our sample data show that parental and organizational support, and the professional identity of primary and secondary school teachers in China is at the upper medium level; and significant differences are shown in the professional identity of demographic variables such as gender, length of teaching, education levels and different stages of teaching. Secondary, we find a significant positive correlation exists between parental and organizational support, and the professional identity of teachers. Finally, organizational support significantly mediated the relationship between parental support and teachers’ professional identity. This study provided empirical evidence from China about organizational support as a mediator, emphasized the significance of parental support on teachers’ professional identity and suggested the the relationship of parental and teacher should attention the roles of organization.

Parental Support, Organizational Support, Professional Identity of Teachers, China

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Kang, M., Cai, C., Li, X., Wang, G., Huang, Q., et al. (2023). Organizational Support as a Mediator of the Relation Between Parent Support and Teachers' Professional Identity: Evidence from China. Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, 8(4), 190-199. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.tecs.20230804.14

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Kang, M.; Cai, C.; Li, X.; Wang, G.; Huang, Q., et al. Organizational Support as a Mediator of the Relation Between Parent Support and Teachers' Professional Identity: Evidence from China. Teach. Educ. Curric. Stud. 2023, 8(4), 190-199. doi: 10.11648/j.tecs.20230804.14

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Kang M, Cai C, Li X, Wang G, Huang Q, et al. Organizational Support as a Mediator of the Relation Between Parent Support and Teachers' Professional Identity: Evidence from China. Teach Educ Curric Stud. 2023;8(4):190-199. doi: 10.11648/j.tecs.20230804.14

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